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144                                    FLORA INDJCA.                         \AmmaceG.
HAS. In provincia Silhet secus basin montium Khasia!—(0. t?.)
Frutex divaricato-ramosus. Ramuli rugulosi, nigricantes, glabri; partes novelise
vrs puberulse. Folia 6-8 poll, longa, l|~2i latn, petiolo i-poll. incrassato granu-
loso, teauiter coriacea, pallide viridia, utrinque glaberrima, subtus micantia et fere
argentea, nervis arcuatis remotis, venulis reliciilatis inconspicuis Flores supra tuber-
cuk lignosa fascicnlati; bracteoHa squamseformibus. Alalastri minuti, gfobosi, vix
i lineam diametro, JBractea 1 rotundata plyci adpressa. Sepafa sestivatioue im-
bricata, dorso strigoso-pilpsa,, rotundata, cihata. fetala 6. MAS. -.--Stamina supra
colnmnam centralem conicam sessilia, indefinita, apice truncato-capitata. FCEM. :—
Ovaria numerosa, toro cyliudrico inserta, hasi staminibus effoetis auffulta, oblonga,
dense ^ericea, stigmate parvo subsessili. Ovula 2 ? e basi erecta. Carpella nume-
rosa, f-pollicaria, pedicello i-poll. puberulo suffulta, grauulosa, glabra.
In this very curious plant we have a combination of characters not very usual ^in
the Order. "We have unfortunately only been able to examine a few very -young buds,
and have no more at our command, so that no confidence is to be placed in the de-
tails of the flower, and in particular in the shape of the petab, which often vary
much after expansion, In general habit, as weU as in the unisexual flowers, our
species so closely resembles Uvaria reticulate, Blume, Fl. Javee, t. 24, of which the
male plant only is known, that we have little doubt the two are congeners, so that
the inner petals of our plant will probably prove to be clawed and valvate. That
species, however, as we have elsewhere mentioned, forms the type of a new genus:
but it appears desirable not to give a generic name till it ean be accompanied by a
definition.
.   19. ANAXAGOREA, St. Hilaire.
Sepala 3, basi coalita. Petala 6, ovalia vel oblonga, subgequalia,
aest. biseriatim ralvata. Stamina indefinita. Anthera ttueares, ex-
trorsse vel sublaterales, connective apiculatas, interferes interdum de-
formateB, filamentis filifonnibus elougatis suffvitae. Torus vix convexus,
fharia subdefinita, basi solida, ovalia vel oblonga. Ovula 2, eollate-
ralia, e basi loculi erecta. Stylus subglobosus vel oblongus. Carpella
pedicello elongate clavato suffulta, valvis 2 <lchiscentia. S&nina 2, erecta,
nitida, exarillata.—Arbores, floribu3 inconspicuis e viridi albicantidus.
This is a very curious genus, deviating remarkably from the ordinary type' of
Anonawa. Several South American species have been described by St. Hilaire and
Martiiis. To these Blume has added one from Java, which is evidently a congener,
though it differs in some trifling particulars from the others. We have now the
pleasure of indicating a second Asiatic species, which presents too many deviations
from Hume's description to be identifiable with. A. Javanica.,
1. A. Zeylanica (H.f. et T.); foliis oblongis vel lineari-oblongis
abrupte et obtuse acuminatis basiacutis, floribus solitariis oppositifoliis,
staminibus omnibus conformibus, ovariis 1-4 ovali-oblongis.
HAB. InZeyknia, Walker/ Champion/—(t?. «.)
DISTRIB. Ins. PMlippin., Ckanvy, 881! JCoU^4571
^«»«« ruguloai, scabridi, cortice ciiiereo, etiara juniores glaberrimi. Jb/wmem-
branacea, utrinque glaberrima, subtus pallidiora, secus costam scabrida, 3-6 poll,
longa, IJ-lf late; petiolo i-poll.; nervi recti, dbliqui, intra marginem in arcus con-
tinuos anastomosantea. fedtcetti abbreviati, plerumque petiolis vix longiores, brac-
teis. 2 amplencaulibus, una prope basin, altera versus medium, muniti. Flores dUa-
metro}.polL Sepala late.ovalia. Petala ovalia, eiteriora crasse coriacea, interiora
tenuiora. Jxther* processu brevisnmo connectivi apkulate, fere sesailes. Siyto*